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File:OWHolmes-engraving.jpg|thumb|Engraving of author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. from ''Life and Letters of Oliver Wendell Holmes'' by John Torrey Morse, published by Houghton, Mifflin and company, 1896 '''John Torrey Morse''' (1840–1937) was an American historian and biographer. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 9, 1840, and lived in that city as a lawyer. Morse was the editor of the ‘American Statesmen Series,’ and published biographies of Alexander Hamilton in two volumes, considered his most significant work, He also wrote biographies on John and J. Q. Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin, and Dr. Holmes. Morse also authored ‘Banks and Banking’, ‘Arbitration and Award’ and ‘Famous Trials.’[ Bartleby, Great books online]
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